Since I have cut carbs I am always looking for healthy options so I don’t get stuck in a rut of eating the same things over and over. Last night I cut a spaghetti squash in half (not lengthwise), cleaned out the seeds, put the two halves in my 6 quart Instant Pot and moved them around a few different ways until they fit, added a cup of water to my pot and set it on manual for 7 minutes. Once the timer went off, I finished up with a quick release. This was a cooked spaghetti squash game changer, the squash nearly pealed itself. I shredded some left over chicken that I had from the day before and topped it off with healthy spaghetti sauce. Spaghetti squash makes for a fantastic substitute for spaghetti noodles.
Yesterday I was consuming low carb noodles. Today I found myself in a movie theater watching Black Panther and eating buttered popcorn like there was no tomorrow. It was absolutely fantastic, so was the movie! When I came home, I felt a little pang of guilt and so I decided to look up the carbs and fat content in a bucket of Regal buttered popcorn. Depending on which site you go to, this information varies and ranges from you made a big mistake to oh my gosh you are going to die. I ate well over a half of a bucket of buttered popcorn which has so much fat that it is likely my arteries are hardening like rigor mortis as I type.
After performing a Picard facepalm I decided to focus on the positive changes that I have made like….spaghetti squash noodles.
Time to hit the gym!